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Stepping Stone's owner, Julie Shaw, is 1 of 16 board certified veterinary behavior technicians in the USA.
She has more than 37 years of training experience including 17 years in private practice and 13 years teaching animal behavior to veterinary students at Purdue University.
To schedule ANY type of appointment with us, please create an account with Stepping Stone using the form on our Schedule Here page.
With your personal Stepping Stone account you will be able to request all types of appointments. You will also be able to pay on your invoices and upload vaccine information for your pets!
If you have any questions at all with our system, please give us a call: (765) 637-7676!
After working both in private practice veterinary medicine for 15+ years and 13 years at the Purdue Behavioral Clinic with Dr. Andrew Luescher, Julie saw that both pet parents and veterinary professionals needed support with behavioral concerns.
Julie established a team of veterinary professionals and specialists in pet behavior and the human-animal bond to assist in providing preventative and intermediate care.
We hope to provide preventative care services in order to stop a behavior concern before it becomes a real issue. By assessing and hearing pet parent concerns, we are capable of making recommendations for next steps that are shared with both the pet parent and the animal’s veterinarian.
Stepping Stone has a strong support team with medical and veterinary backgrounds that specialize in animal behavior and the human-animal bond. Our mission at Stepping Stone is to promote, strengthen and protect the human-animal bond. To meet that goal, we have created a behavioral and mental health care team to support pets and the people who love them
An intake assessment is the first step in starting your journey with Stepping Stone.
Don't have time to train your dog after a long day at work? Let us help!
Stepping Stone offers several training programs that meet multiple times a week.
Stepping Stone offers a variety of group classes for all ages of dog.
If your dog is fearful of any part of the grooming process, we can help!
Does your pet have a particular fear they need help with? Try happy visits
Ready to add a new member to your family? Let us help you find the perfect pet!
Would you rather someone come to your home to train your pet? Private Training is your answer.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Everyone at Stepping Stone is awesome! They really do care about increasing the quality of life for your pet by lowering their feelings of stress and anxiety. I would never take my dog anywhere else to get trained or groomed, and I've learned so much about proper training techniques that I can use at home!
Everyone on the Stepping Stone crew really knows what they're doing. Never before have I been in a place for dogs where the concentrated level of experience and talent in training, behavior, etc, was so high. My experience so far with them has been well above and beyond what I expected in only a very short time, and my dog is already making great progress. Highly recommended that anyone checks them out.
The trainers are truly engaged with my puppy. She enjoys her time spent “at school” and I can see a difference in her behavior after her mini-lessons while there. They have a true passion and love for these dogs and I trust them totally with my precious puppy.
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Friday
By Appointment Only